OPPOSITION TO PLAIN PACKS HARDENS AS EVIDENCE SHOWS RETAILERS PAY THE PRICE

26/03/2014

Retailers are increasingly opposed to Government proposals to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products in the wake of evidence from Australia, a poll reveals today. In the week that an independent review into plain packaging is ...

NFDA BUDGET COMMENT

19/03/2014

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) represents 4,700 franchised dealers that sell service and repair new and used vehicles, employing individuals in the customer-facing side of the motor industry. Today’s Chancellors b...

PRA BUDGET COMMENT

19/03/2014

The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) represents 5,500 independent forecourt retailers. PRA Budget Comment Brian Madderson, PRA Chairman   FUEL DUTY FREEZE The Petrol Retailers’ Association welcomes the Government’s confirm...

NAMA COMMERCIAL VEHICLE REPORT – FEBRUARY 2014

13/03/2014

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) market report for February today. The report shows that during February the average values of used LCV’s at auction across the board incre...

NFDA COMMENT - UK CAR SALES PASS EU NEW CAR CO2 EMISSIONS LANDMARK

13/03/2014

“It is positive to see that average new car CO2 emissions are almost 30% lower than in 2000, boosted by increasing uptake of the most efficient engine technologies, alternatively-fuelled vehicles sold by our Franchised Dealers”, said S...

IGA CAR REPAIR PLAN – INDEPENDENTS SIGN UP IN MASSES

12/03/2014

The consumer launch of the Independent Garage Association’s (IGA), Car Repair Plan is imminent as the number of its members signing up to offer the plan to their customers has exceeded all expectation. The Car Repair Plan, tailored s...

MOTORCYCLE MARKET SEES FEBRUARY SALES DECLINE

12/03/2014

“It is disappointing to see that sales of motorcycles declined by -3.6% in February, following last month’s healthy 10.4% increase which had got 2014 off to a great start”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers A...

NFDA COMMENT ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO GAP INSURANCE

11/03/2014

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has raised their concerns following the announcement that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is proposing a number of changes to the way GAP insurance is sold. The FCA began their...

NAMA REPORT FEBRUARY 2014

11/03/2014

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its monthly market report today for February. The report shows that during February, the average value of used cars sold at auction across the board increased 0.3% from £5,4...

FEBRUARY NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS MARKS TWO YEAR MARKET GROWTH

06/03/2014

“It is extremely positive to see the new car market has now achieved 24 consecutive months of growth – increasing 17.4% over the period” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents...

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MARKET CONTINUES TO GROW IN FEBRUARY

06/03/2014

“It is positive to see the commercial vehicle market continued to grow 17.5% in February, following last month’s successful 5.3% rise”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commerc...

OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE APPRENTICES IN INDEPENDENTS CONCLUDES IGA SURVEY

06/03/2014

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is looking into the feasibility of an apprenticeship specifically tailored to the independent garage sector following Government plans to change the way apprentice programmes are funded. The p...

IT’S BANGERS AND CASH FOR THE TRUST MY GARAGE CHARITY CHALLENGE

06/03/2014

The Trust My Garage Charity Challenge in aid of BEN is set to start on the 7 April. The ‘Southern Softies’ and the ‘Northern Numpties’ will compete during the week-long event to visit as many Trust my Garage sites as possible, using ...

NFDA WINTER 2013 - 2014 DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY RESULTS REVEALED

03/03/2014

The day to day relationship between franchised vehicle dealers and their manufacturer has remained stable, according to the NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey Winter 2013 – 2014 results. The NFDA Winter 2013-2014 Dealer Attitude Survey, pub...

NFDA COMMENT ON FCA CONSUMER CREDIT CHANGES

03/03/2014

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) are encouraged to see that the FCA policy document for the new consumer credit regime will allow dealers to be compliant on April 1 2014 with minimal change and disruption to their bus...

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